In Odysseus’s return to Ithaca he presented himself as a beggar which in turn gave him the opportunity to evaluate the suitors and plan his revenge against them. This strategy allowed him to defeat and killed the suitors and maintain his honorable status among Greek society. Homer stayed that, “the stampeded about the hall, like a herd of cattle set upon and driven wild by the darting horse fly in the spring season...but the other men, who were like hook-clawed, beak–bent vultures, descending from mountains to pounce upon the lesser bird...but the vultures plunge on them and destroy them”(Book 22, 300-305). This epic simile describe the battle between Odysseus and the suitors. Odysseus was compared to the vultures who incising their prey exploding weaknesses.
When he orders the murder of Macduff he orders the murder of his wife and family as well, an act of malice, not for his own protection. After speaking with the witches, he says, "Then live, Macduff. What need I fear of thee? But yet I’ll make assurance double sure, And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder. " He is not afraid of Macduff, he is killing him to ease his mind.
As they showed great respect to Odysseus in bad mouthing him. They encouraged the suitors and even lay with them. All of their actions was like a slap in the face to Odysseus and his family. In my opinion they deserved to be hanged. Although it did seem slightly harsh and kindly twisted that not only did Telemachus and the Herdsmen to hang them all with the same rope.
Macbeth is telling the murders that they need to kill Banquo and Fleance because they will interfere with his plans. He has to hide his real plans away from everybody else. In conclusion, Macbeth is a cruel and wicked person because he has killed the king and needs other people to go kill Banquo and Fleance so he could hide his real
He went on jerking with flames on his chest until another soldier shot him again. Then he stopped jerking. ”(208). Tim would expect Sam to die by the British, a heroism, brave, courage filled death on the battlefield, but the irony is that in reality he dies a dishonorable death by his own side just like his father. Tim was very upset since Sam, who was innocent, was accused of stealing his own cattle; the generals did not believe Tim’s many proclaims of the truth, war just isn’t fair.
Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power.
With all their similarties, Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Game prove that people can behave like animals and savages when it comes to survival. The human nature example in the Lord of the Flies would be the boys killing Simon, the boys behaved pretty savage because they thought Simon was the beast. On the other hand, Rainsford had to kill General Zaroff to save himself from being killed by the General. The theory being made is that individuals do whatever is necessary to survive, because in Lord of the Flies Jack had to do what he felt was right in a savage way to survive. In The Most Dangerous Game character Rainsford also had to kill the General in order to survive.
He kills the grooms who are said to be the murders. This is interesting because to Macbeth's peers, the murder of the two grooms was justified because of Macbeth's overwhelming rage and desire to honor the king. Macbeth seemed like a true man to those around him, acting out of love and honor. Meanwhile, the audience understands how deceiving and terrible Macbeth really
(pg. 124) and plants William’s mother’s locket on Justine. After both sides, Victor’s and the wretch’s are told, the wretch requests that Victor create him a mate, stating “Oh! my creator, make me happy; let me feel gratitude towards you for one benefit! Let me see that I excite the sympathy of some existing thing; do not deny me my
According to document 5, Genghis Khan and the Mongols used execution as a way to tell his enemies that he means business. He would have soldiers tie up captured men and shoot them with bows and arrows from point blank range. Others would be buried alive, upside down. By doing this, Genghis shows that he has no mercy or respect for people other than his own. These scenes can be found in many Persian manuscripts, letting people know of the cruel and petrifying
Macbeth is the cause all his own problems. A better than average case of this is after he murders King Duncan, and as opposed to staying on track, he slaughters the gatekeepers. “Oh, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them.” (Act 2/scene 3, line 107) Macbeth panics, imagining that leaving the watchmen alive will some way or another cause issues down the road for him.
In the passage, Lee argues that racism and prejudice are often due to ignorance, and that the only way to get rid of racism is to develop acceptance and understanding. After Tom Robinson is killed, Mr. Underwood compares his death to the killing of “songbirds by hunters and children.” The word “songbirds” is an obvious reference to Atticus’s lessons about mockingbirds, in which he states killing them is a sin. Killing a songbird, according to him, is a sin because such birds are innocent and do nothing but sing. Lee’s diction to shows the reader that Tom was an innocent man, killed by Maycomb’s racism and hatred.
Crime and Punishment exposes us to a character who is engrossed by his dueling personalities. Raskolnikov, throughout the novel, is shown as one of two people; a sensitive, caring, and compassionate person, or a dark and indifferent psychopath. His “dark side” is what leads to committing the murders of Alyona Ivanova and her sister. The personality battle presented in Raskolnikov after the murders show that it creates an inner conflict. This inner conflict grows and grows, becoming worse and worse until it drives him insane with guilt and forces him to confess to his act.
The Anglo - Saxon Culture valued war, loyalty, honor, and riches. The American values are not the same as the Anglo - Saxon values. The Modern day values focus more on religion and equality. Shild was an abandoned child, who valued honor and riches to become a King.
F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the way the skewed morality of the 1920’s is shown by the reshaping of the American Dream. The American Dream is the idea that every citizen should have an equal chance to achieve success through hard work. This was shaped into a pleasure seeking society. This shift came about due to the post WWI women’s movement. The Great Gatsby shows the immorality of the upper class in the 1920’s with the dishonesty of Jordan Baker and infidelity and hypocrisy of Tom and Daisy Buchanan.